Tom Izzo was pleased his team won at Duke, but Michigan State basketball’s coach did not think the 12th-ranked Spartans moved the ball well Tuesday.
Detroit Free Press
Two days after a milestone win, his first at Cameron Indoor Stadium in four tries, Tom Izzo returned to his normal self: Equal parts humble, unsatisfied and self-deprecating.
Michigan State basketball’s Hall of Fame coach “wasn’t quite as fired up as everybody else” Thursday after rewatching the 12th-ranked Spartans’ 75-69 win at No. 8 Duke on Tuesday. His in-the-moment glow faded, his demanding side returned.
Because next up for MSU on Friday is its first game in nearly 20 years against Detroit Mercy — a school which handed Izzo three defeats in his first three seasons.
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